Bikram yoga’s 26 asanas—one for each letter of the English alphabet—were designed to seamlessly fuse literacy and spirituality so that students could communicate with their favorite nonliving authors. Discover yoga’s most flexible curriculum with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited Bikram yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara (up to a $175 value).
Turning up the studio’s heat to promote deeper stretching and supple muscle movements, meditative instructors guide students through a smooth sequence of 26 postures that systematically arouse joints and muscles stuck on snooze. All-level classes invite beginners to sweat out their toxins alongside experienced yogis during cardiovascular workouts that cleanse the body from the inside out. Unlike hot ice fishing, hot yoga increases one’s balance and range of movement with a complete wellness program that utilizes heat to help the body destroy viruses and bacteria. The average student burns between 800 and 1,100 calories in each class, many of which are used as tinder to stoke the studio’s 105-degree fire.
A daily schedule of 90-minute classes offered from the early morning to evening makes it easy for students to take advantage of their unlimited month-long admission. First-time students must arrive to class at least 15 minutes early, wearing loose-fitting athletic clothes and nametags describing the taxonomic phyla of their spirit animals. The studio also sells water and rents large towels to those who need extra supplies.
At Yoga105°, passionate instructors guide students through 26 classic poses in 105-degree heat and 40% humidity. The patient teachers accommodate yogis of all skill levels, modifying poses and offering corrections during 90 minutes of sitting, standing, balancing, and core-strengthening. The recently-renovated studio with new flooring and heating system helps melt muscles to make limbs more pliable while summoning sweat, boosting blood flow, detoxifying the body, and soothing soreness from injuries, stress, and overzealous hokey pokeys.
3891 State St.
Santa Barbara, California 93105